Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Stem Cells - Schem Stells

Last night I watched snips of Bush’s regressive posturing on stem cell research.

The House did approve a bill that the Preznit said he would veto. (details on the bills here, put H.R. 810, H.R. 2520 and S. 471 into the search)

The big intellectual statement, the basis for his regressive stance, the solid research and scientifically balanced facts to support his position is (drumroll): “It’s a mistake.”

And this is the same guy that said in his stellar televised press briefing recently “ I believe religion is a personal thing.”

Ok, so I can see the faith-based rhetoric here, as can all of the religious righties that were pissed off after he said ‘religion is personal’ in his press briefing. Ya know, the same ones that were pissed at Laura’s stand-up comic routine where she joked about being a desperate housewife and stuffing dollars into Chippendale dancers thongs.

So anyhow, I watched Bush’s face as he started his evangelical blah blah about stem cell research. He is one serious dude when it comes to his faith, or so it seems. I suppose he's confident about what he believes, even though it's packaged in faith foil as opposed to reality wrap.

I suppose he needs to be serious about it because without the bible thumpin’ crowd, Bush and his ilk would not be where he and his ilk are today. Quite frankly, that scares the hell out of me.

The religious right’s rhetoric is increasingly divisive and violent. I suppose Bush, Frist, and Delay have something to do with this. I suppose the downtrodden, persecuted, disadvantaged Christian-right feels vindicated now that people of Christian faith are in the halls of power and wielding it like a light saber.

"You're either with us, or against us."

I guess owning the White House, the House and Senate, and the right leaning tilt of the Supreme Court is not quite enough. Those poor bastards…don’t you feel bad for them?

Well, maybe it is a good idea to remove all of the checks and balances that protect the minority in a democracy. Screw the minority! We the majority know better anyway don’t we? Yeah, that’s it. If the Republicans can achieve this feat, I will certainly give them credit for taking advantage of the American system of political power. Republicans know how to grab power, that’s for sure.

So anyhow, if the Repubs can pull this off, then the Dems can use this against them once the Dems return to power, and they will return to power sooner or later. (Part of being a Republican is not looking ahead, and when you do look ahead you look in some direction that nobody else is looking)

When they do return to power, we can get on with the business of turning America into a Socialist/Commie/Gay Marrying/Godless/Open Borders nation that all liberals and Democrats are striving for. I mean, that is what we all want isn’t it? Don’t believe me? Just ask the Swift Boat Idiots, or Focus on Family, Gary Bauer, or any of the various assorted rightwing nut jobs… uh…er…um...prominent Republicans, they’ll tell you.

Remember, Iraq is a threat to the security of the world, Newsweek is giving America a bad name, and stem cell research is a ‘mistake’.

Kung Fu Monkey has an excellent post that mentions a few things like this, check the date on that post. I need to add Kung Fu to the blogroll, he’s pretty funny. Well, Kung Fu and few others. (hat tip to Vestal Vespa for the Kung Fu link)

There’s more bloggin’ work to do…ya know…it’s hard work. The work is hard. It’s…it’s…it’s hard work posting on the internets…

Speaking of stem cell research, Nightline ran a story last night about the ‘brain drain’ that is occurring in the U.S. Seems the restrictive THEOCRATIC ideals of Bush and his minions are truly dumbing down America.

South Korea made some announcements recently that should inspire somebody, but who and how bears further analysis.

Yep, just when you thought we could not get any dumber and lazier, Bush got elected to a second term.

‘Only in America’ is taking on a new look eh?

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Blogger Dr. C speaks!

You know, JP, it may not be a majority. I work in a pretty rural environment and you would be surprised how pissed off people are getting to be. True, the mighty Wulitzer of the religious right can deafen a stone, but it won't always be that way. The test will be if they can get the stem cell bill throught eh Senate and then override the veto. Now that would be the thing.

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